- 1parallel something to be similar to something; to happen at the same time as something Their legal system parallels our own. The rise in unemployment is paralleled by an increase in petty crime.
- 2parallel something to be as good as something synonym equal a level of achievement that has never been paralleled compare unparalleled
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NAmE//ˈpærəˌlɛl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parallel
he / she / it parallels
past simple paralleled
-ing form paralleling